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Nursing Facilities

Quick Facts:

  • More than 50 in metropolitan area
  • Rent ranges from about $8,000 to over $10,000 a month
  • Medicaid widely accepted
  • Intermediate and skilled nursing care
  • Rehabilitation therapy available at skilled facilities
  • Some facilities specialize in dementia
  • Most rooms are shared with 1-3 other persons
  • Few private rooms available
  • Not all facilities have RNs around the clock
  • Most personal care services by CNAs under the supervision of RNs or LPNs

What are they?

Nursing Facilities are either freestanding institutions, or connected to some other type of facility. Most rooms are shared, but some are private. There can be as many as four in a room. There are two types of Nursing Facilities: Skilled Nursing Facilities and
Intermediate Care Facilities. Skilled Nursing Facilities must have Registered Nurses on
duty at all times. Most Intermediate Care Facilities do not have Registered Nurses on
duty at all times.

Who regulates them?

Oregon Aging and People with Disabilities regulates Nursing Facilities. Inspections take place every year. Check here for substantiated complaints of abuse and neglect:

Who lives in them?

Elders in need of rehabilitation or continuous nursing care live in Nursing Facilities. Virtually all Nursing Facilities admit younger persons with disabilities. Some Nursing
Facilities specialize in juvenile or pediatric care.

What type of care of provided?

Nursing Facilities provide a full range of care including skilled nursing services and rehabilitation. There is unlimited assistance with incontinence and ambulation. Some Nursing Facilities specialize in providing care to persons with memory problems.

What services are provided?

Nursing Facilities provide housekeeping, linens, personal laundry, and activities. A few provide some transportation.

How much does it cost?
Monthly fees can range from about $8,000 to more than $10,00.

Will Medicaid Pay?

Medicaid will pay for most Nursing Facilities.
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